Northampton Town: Darren Carter to join club in August

Darren Carter

Northampton Town have signed Darren Carter after he was released by League Two rivals Cheltenham.

The midfielder, 29, joined the Robins on a short-term deal last August, later signing until the end of the season.

"Darren's a terrific professional, scores goals from midfield and is a winner," said manager Adie Boothroyd.

"I think we've got a really, really good player on our hands. He is in absolutely fantastic shape and I'm delighted we've managed to get him."

The Solihull-born player is a product of the Birmingham City academy and played for them 53 times before moving to West Bromwich Albion for £1.5m in 2005.

He left the Baggies two years later to sign for Preston North End, where he spent four seasons before a year without a club came to an end with his switch to Cheltenham.

"Darren's pedigree is clear for everyone to see and he had a lot of other offers," Boothroyd added.

"He's got a great record and has played a lot of football in the top two divisions and I think he will be another excellent addition to our squad."

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